St. Catherine University Reviews
I am weeks away from my fieldwork 2 placement and have not heard from my fieldwork coordinator. People in my cohort have been advised to contact their own fieldwork placement. Even after being advised NOT to do so by the same fieldwork coordinator who is telling us to do it now. I am beyond satisfied by the school's lack of support and the ability to create connections with locations located in CA. We are paying for fieldwork coordinators to look for locations for our placements but if they are having us look for our own place. I think a refund for those charges should be in order.
this program was a complete ****. All they care about is money and how they can flood the OT assistant market in CA by taking as many students as they can. don't go here. They assign you success coaches that act as advisors even though they don't have the credentials to do so...I'm pretty sure my success coach was some kind of telemarketer. I left the program as soon as I realized how lacking it really was.
Be aware if you plan to attend this university's Online Occupational Therapy Assistant AA. Very little support outside of a few professors. Their were several tech issues. My "success coach" did not follow the lines of being exemplary with support, etc. I did very well with my courses until the OTA semester began, which lasted seven weeks. Unheard of regarding how long a semester should be. Several projects surrounded by pertinent information that one needed to carry into an OTA position, including two mid-terms and two finals. Several students in my on-ground labs complained, as well. One student mentioned that she thought this program was horrible and stated that in her final evaluation of OTA semester 1. An example was I attempted to open a lab manual to bring to Lab II, and could not open it until I complained, and then the day after the assignment was due it opened.There were some professors who I admired, but be aware of entering this university's OTA AA. I thought I had done proper research, but I now feel like I was scammed. I was supposed to graduate in 2019, but I am no longer at this university. FYI - I have two BS degrees. One in Computer Science and the other in Business Management from two other institutions.